Thank you to the UK Shared Prosperity Fund


We are delighted that we have been funded by the UK Government via the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to support our work until Spring 2025.

We’re unbelievably excited by this. Long term funding is vanishingly rare in the arts, and what that means is creative teams spend a *lot* of their time working on fundraising forms rather than creating new work, or sharing existing work. This funding enables us to release a lot of pent up theatre energy!

The funding covers all manner of things including support and back office roles and the events you will see fall broadly into three strands.

A strong Community Engagement Programme, running community events, bringing neighbourhoods together to share stories, develop ideas for future events and strengthen relationships. This will lead to new work being created and shared on and offline.

More Mayven Festivals – look out for one in Spring 2024, and another international Festival.

Community Tours – we’ve just taken Game On and It’s Your Round to Libraries in Cornwall and we plan four more community tours, including existing and new work.

It’s been a long time since the theatre doors closed and festivals were put on hold in March 2020 and we are so pleased to be back creating and performing with gusto. This funding means we can think big for the first time in a long time. We’re working with incredible artists here and overseas, providing opportunities for women who (still) are finding the mainstream theatre world is not a place they want to be. And we’re coming out, to the streets, towns and theatres to see YOU.

Keep an eye on our events calendar here – we can’t wait to see you somewhere soon!

This project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, a central pillar of the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda which provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK by investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

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